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To all our friends,

We very much hope this message finds you safe at home and in good health. In the face of the pandemic affecting us all, we have joined with the other cultural institutions and galleries across the country, which have prudently closed to help limit the spread of the virus.

Please know that the team at Joan B Mirviss LTD is teleworking from home and will be delighted to hear from you.  We are very much available for calls, conversation and inquires.

And, of course, our website is filled with many resources for those who wish to expand their knowledge of Japanese art and most especially contemporary ceramics or just to enjoy beautiful objects. Looking at and learning about wonderful art is good for the soul and the mind so please come to the site to get a break from the stress and anxiety of our present global crisis.

Throughout this current situation, we shall be striving to expand our on-line presence to those around the globe. As a start, our staff is creating a series of interesting and informative videos that will air weekly starting the week of March 30th. Hopefully, these will offer you both a visual and cultural respite. Please stay tuned for more information on this series.

Over the last forty-plus years we have witnessed amazing growth and resiliency in the arts in New York, America, Japan and the rest of the world.  This community has always been devoted, committed and now, hopefully, patient. Surely at the end of this, we shall together be stronger and even more connected. We look forward to engaging with this vibrant arts community for many years to come.

Thank you all for your generous support and enthusiasm. We wish you continued good health and strength to persevere through the challenges ahead.

For all inquiries, please contact us at:

Joan Mirviss:

Tracy Causey-Jeffery:

Chelsea Cooksey:


Yukiko Ishii:

Telephone: 212 799-4021

New Publication

New Publication

The Allure of Japanese Contemporary Ceramics

This eye-opening, bilingual book by Joan B Mirviss has over one hundred illustrations including those of museum exhibitions from across the US. It is now available on

Click the image and order your copy! If the page appears in Japanese, please click this link: and follow the instructions to change the text into English. 

*You will be asked to set up an account with Amazon Japan if you don't have one already.